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Windows 7: MSN Doesn't Detect Webcam (but computer does)


02 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
MSN Doesn't Detect Webcam (but computer does)

So I've already uninstalled the driver, restarted my computer, reinstalled the driver, and restarted the computer. MSN has been set to show others that I do have an available webcam. Skype is set to enable the webcam.

I can use my webcam via the installed Logitech program, but neither Skype nor MSN detects I have a webcam. I've tried plugging the webcam USB into three different USB ports to no avail. The programs do not detect my webcam for some reason; it's a bit odd, because it'll work, but it'll suddenly stop working. This has happened three times before on different occasions where I've reformatted my computer inbetween each incident.

My webcam is the following model:

QuickCam® Communicate STX
M/N: V-UBK45, V-UBK45

Can someone please tell me why I can use my webcam using the actual program that comes with the driver, but not on MSN, Skype, etc.?

Thanks.


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02 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Try having the Logitech program running and THEN open up MSN or Skype
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02 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Tried that. Still doesn't detect.
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02 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Do you have Webcammax installeD?
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02 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

No idea what that is, but I've never installed it before :| I installed the Logitech drivers and I hook up the USB webcam and it usually works on MSN. Now it doesn't detect.
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02 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Do you have the latest version of MSN Messenger? Skype too?
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02 Jul 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

A few things you can try from here,

ALL POSTERS - How to make your Logitech camera wor... - Logitech Forums

Don't use Skype bit to have the little brother to your cam, the Communicate Deluxe and it works here no problem with Live Messenger on both 32 and 64 bit Windows installs.
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02 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Yes, I have the latest versions of all my IMs.

@stormy13,

Nothing in that link helped me; it mentioned that sometimes messengers won't detect the camera, but that this wasn't often the problem so they didn't offer a solution to it :| ...
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03 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Bump.
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06 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Final bump.

Does anyone not have any ideas? :s
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